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Check for portfolio Record Title Artist Physical Description Artist Life Dates Century Object Creation Date Accession Number Medium and Support Creation Place 1
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Textile Panel

Artist Unknown, African, Congo (Zaire)?

19th century

19th century

1930.29

woven palm fiber

Africa (continent)

Full Record: x-1930.46/1930.46.JPG

Textile

African, Morocco

19th century

19th century

1930.46

silk with metallic thread

Africa (continent)

Full Record: x-1930.47/1930.47.JPG

Textile

African, Morocco

19th century

19th century

1930.47

embroidery

Africa (continent)

Full Record: x-1930.48/1930.48.JPG

Textile

African, Morocco

19th century

19th century

1930.48

cotton

Africa (continent)

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Textile

African, Morocco

19th century

19th century

1930.49

silk brocade with metallic thread

Africa (continent)

Carpet

African, Morocco

Early 19th century

early 19th century

1955/1.181

wool textile

Africa (continent)

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Qur'an manuscript leaf in thuluth and naskh script, chapters 83–85 (recto and verso)

Egypt or Syria

12th century

12th century - 13th century

1959/1.145

black ink, red, gold, and touches of blue on egg-glazed paper

Africa (continent)

Full Record: x-1959-sl-1.146/1959_1.146.JPG

Qur’an manuscript leaf in Maghribi script

Artist Unknown, North Africa

Arabic calligraphic script on paper; script is in Maghribi style, written in black ink with touches of green and rec ochre. Shadows of script (from reverse or opposite page, transferred while closed?) show through. Beige paper is browned with age at edges; upper left has repaired tear.

13th century

13th century

1959/1.146

ink, red ochre, paper on paper

Africa (continent)

Full Record: x-1959-sl-1.151/1959_1.151.JPG

MS Leaf: Hymnal

Artist Unknown, African, Ethiopia

Mid-17th century

mid 17th century

1959/1.151

Ink on vellum

Africa (continent)

Full Record: x-1959-sl-1.156/1959_1.156.JPG

Qur’an manuscript page

African, Morocco

A page from a Qur'an manuscript.

18th century

late 18th century

1959/1.156

Ink on paper

Africa (continent)

Full Record: x-1960-sl-2.4/1960_2.4.JPG

Censer with Maltese crosses, birds, and columns

Artist Unknown, Coptic, Egypt

The body of this cylindrical censer is decorated with eight columns spaced at regular intervals. The lid of the censer consists of an openwork dome divided into sections by eight vertical ribs that converge at its apex. An arched horizontal band intersects the midpoint of the ribs, and these eight junctures are marked with a projecting bird that holds a small bronze ball dangling from its beak. Two segments of the dome are decorated with Maltese crosses while another two feature curved plant forms. The apex is surmounted by a finial comprised of a globe topped by a Maltese cross on which a bird holding a piece of fruit perches.

6th-7th century

500-699

1960/2.4

bronze

Africa (continent)

Full Record: x-1965-sl-2.54/1965_2.54.JPG

Polycandelon for six oil lamps

Artist Unknown, Coptic, Egypt

This bronze light fixture consists of a central circular celestial motif from which extend twelve arms in a radial pattern. Six of these arms, embellished with maltese crosses, end in omega-shaped terminals. These decorated arms alternate with six unadorned arms that terminate in rings designed to hold glass oil lamps. The entire disk is suspended from three bronze chains joined to a large hook.

6th century

500-599

1965/2.54

bronze

Africa (continent)

Full Record: x-1970-sl-2.121/1970_2.121.JPG

Initiation Mask

Artist Unknown, African, Bajokwe

20th century

1900-1970

1970/2.121

bark cloth, cotton and paint

Africa (continent)

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Fetish Idol

Artist Unknown, African, Cameroon, Ekoi

20th century

1900-1971

1971/1.187

carved wood, antelope skin and vegetable pigment

Africa (continent)

Full Record: x-1971-sl-2.16/1971_2.16.JPG

Sculpture for Jo or Gwa Society

Artist Unknown, African, Mali, Bamana

Probably 20th century

20th century

1971/2.16

carved wood

Africa (continent)

Full Record: x-1971-sl-2.18a/1971_2.18A.JPG

Chi Wara Headdress

Artist Unknown, African, Mali, Bamana

20th century

1900-1971

1971/2.18A

wood, brass tacks and twine

Africa (continent)

Full Record: x-1971-sl-2.18b/1971_2.18B.JPG

Antelope (Chi Wara) Headpiece: Female

Artist Unknown, African, Mali, Bamana

20th century

1900-1971

1971/2.18B

wood, brass tacks and twine

Africa (continent)

Full Record: x-1971-sl-2.19/1971_2.19.JPG

N'tomo Society Initiation Mask

Artist Unknown, African, Mali, Bamana

20th century

1900-1970

1971/2.19

wood with black incrustation

Africa (continent)

Full Record: x-1971-sl-2.20/1971_2.20.JPG

Kore Society Hyena Mask

Artist Unknown, African, Senufo Peoples, Côte d'Ivoire

20th century

1900-1971

1971/2.20

wood and pigment

Africa (continent)

Full Record: x-1971-sl-2.21/1971_2.21.JPG

Human Puppet Head

Artist Unknown, African, Bamana Peoples, Mali

A stylized rendering of a human face with long narrow nose, round eyes set close to bridge of nose, and open, ellipitical mouth. The head is carved in shape of a coiffure that resembles a helmet which extends down the sides of the head. The head is topped with a high arched sagital crest. Patina is dark brown in color with traces of red and blue pigment. Sheet metal cut in circles and long strips embellish the top of the head.

20th century

1900-1970

1971/2.21

wood, sheet metal, cloth and pigment

Africa (continent)

Full Record: x-1971-sl-2.22/1971_2.22.JPG

Ram Rod Puppet Head (Bakòrò, Sogokun)

Artist Unknown, African, Bamana Peoples, Mali

A naturalistic rendering of a ram, with striations incised into the top of the head and down the first third of the horns which sweep forward in a natural curve toward the nose. Eyes inlaid with green glass, and muzzle is overlaid with strip of metal. Jaw articulates, tied with cord. Cloth ears are attached and dangle on either side of head. Wood is unpainted.

20th century

circa 1950

1971/2.22

wood, sheet metal, glass and cloth

Africa (continent)

Full Record: x-1971-sl-2.23/1971_2.23.JPG

Hyena Puppet Head (Nama, Sogu kun)

Artist Unknown, African, Bamana Peoples, Mali

Stylized wood carving of hyena head; two pieces of wood joined to form articulating jaw. edged with prominent teeth. short upright ears, long triangular nose or snout; eyes, teeth, nose and crown of head overlaid with sheet metal. Wood is unpainted.

20th century

circa 1950

1971/2.23

wood, sheet metal

Africa (continent)

Full Record: x-1971-sl-2.24/1971_2.24.JPG

Female Ancestor Figure

Artist Unknown, African, Mali, Dogon

20th century

1900-1971

1971/2.24

carved wood, patination, blood, millet, egg shell

Africa (continent)

Full Record: x-1971-sl-2.25/1971_2.25.JPG

Mask

Artist Unknown, African, Mali, Dogon

20th century

1900-1971

1971/2.25

wood

Africa (continent)

Full Record: x-1971-sl-2.26/1971_2.26.JPG

Walu Antelope Mask

Artist Unknown, African, Mali, Dogon

20th century

1900-1971

1971/2.26

wood, metal and pigment

Africa (continent)

Full Record: x-1971-sl-2.27/1971_2.27.JPG

Kanage Mask

Artist Unknown, African, Mali, Dogon

n.d.

1971/2.27

wood, metal and paint

Africa (continent)

Full Record: x-1971-sl-2.28/1971_2.28.JPG

Staff

Artist Unknown, African, Mali, Dogon

20th century

1900-1971

1971/2.28

carved wood and patination

Africa (continent)

Full Record: x-1971-sl-2.29/1971_2.29.JPG

Antelope Mask

Artist Unknown, African, Mali, Dogon

20th century

1900-1970

1971/2.29

wood with traces of paint

Africa (continent)

Full Record: x-1971-sl-2.30/1971_2.30.JPG

Ape Deity (M'Botumbo)

Artist Unknown, African, Ivory Coast, District of Bouake,Village of Yamoussoukro, Baule

20th century

1900-1971

1971/2.30

wood with patination of blood, eggshell and pitch

Africa (continent)

Full Record: x-1971-sl-2.31/1971_2.31.JPG

Guli Society Mask

Artist Unknown, African, Baule Peoples Côte D'Ivoire

20th century

1900-1971

1971/2.31

wood with black and white pigment

Africa (continent)

Full Record: x-1971-sl-2.32/1971_2_32_VIEW1.JPG

Male Spirit Spouse Figure (Blolo Bian)

Artist Unknown, African, Baule Peoples Côte D'Ivoire

Male figured seated on high-backed stool with hands resting on abdomen; symmetrical scarification patterns on cheeks and temples, also down center of forehead and at base of the nose. Coiffure is high crested and segmented. Figure wears sandals and necklace or amulet around neck. Figure has sheen to patina, pigmented deep brown in contrast to stool. Figure has bore hole in back between buttocks.

Mid-20th century

1920-1960

1971/2.32

wood, pigment

Africa (continent)

Full Record: x-1971-sl-2.33/1971_2.33.JPG

Heddle Pulley for a Loom

Artist Unknown, African, Baule Peoples Côte D'Ivoire

20th century

1900-1971

1971/2.33

carved wood and patination

Africa (continent)

Full Record: x-1971-sl-2.34/1971_2.34.JPG

Heddle Pulley for a Loom

African, Ivory Coast, Guro

20th century

1900-1971

1971/2.34

carved wood and patination

Africa (continent)

Full Record: x-1971-sl-2.35/1971_2.35.JPG

Gong Striker

Artist Unknown, African, Baule Peoples Côte D'Ivoire

n.d.

1971/2.35

carved wood

Africa (continent)

Full Record: x-1971-sl-2.37/1971_2.37.JPG

Rhythm Pounder in the Shape of a Male Figure

Artist Unknown, African, Senufo Peoples, Côte d'Ivoire

20th century

1900-1971

1971/2.37

carved wood

Africa (continent)

Full Record: x-1971-sl-2.38/1971_2.38.JPG

Kponiugo Mask

Artist Unknown, African, Senufo Peoples, Côte d'Ivoire

19th or 20th century

1800-1971

1971/2.38

wood, brass tacks and kaolin

Africa (continent)

Full Record: x-1971-sl-2.40/1971_2.40.JPG

Heddle Pulley with Hornbill Motif

Artist Unknown, African, Senufo Peoples, Côte d'Ivoire

20th century

1900-1971

1971/2.40

carved wood and patination

Africa (continent)

Full Record: x-1971-sl-2.41/1971_2.41.JPG

Night Bird Mask

Artist Unknown, African, Burkina Faso, Bobo

20th century

1900-1971

1971/2.41

wood and paint

Africa (continent)

Full Record: x-1971-sl-2.43/1971_2.43.JPG

Ritual Mask

Artist Unknown, African, Burkina Faso, Mossi?

20th century

1900-1971

1971/2.43

wood, paint and kaolin

Africa (continent)

Full Record: x-1971-sl-2.44/1971_2.44.JPG

Mask (Kasangu)

Artist Unknown, African, Sala Mpasu Peoples Democratic Republic of the Congo

Face mask made of wood, covered in white kaolin; face has round, bulging forehead, deep set narrow eyes, small round ears, fiber beard, open rectangular mouth and pointed teeth; basketry weave that held mask on the dancer’s head is visible at back and sides; raffia attachment on top of head frayed and missing.

20th century

1920-1960

1971/2.44

wood, raffia, kaolin and fiber

Africa (continent)

Full Record: x-1971-sl-2.46/1971_2.46.JPG

Comb

Artist Unknown, African, Congo (Zaire), Lunda

20th century

1900-1971

1971/2.46

wood

Africa (continent)

Full Record: x-1971-sl-2.47/1971_2.47.JPG

Hunting Whistle

Artist Unknown, African, Angola, Chokwe

20th century

1900-1971

1971/2.47

carved wood

Africa (continent)

Full Record: x-1974-sl-2.27/1974_2.27.JPG

Bush Cow Helmet Mask

Artist Unknown, African, Nigeria, Chamba

20th century

1900-1974

1974/2.27

wood, pitch and pigment

Africa (continent)

Full Record: x-1975-sl-1.68/1975_1.68.JPG

Door Panel, Secret Society Shrine

Artist Unknown, African, Senufo Peoples, Côte d'Ivoire

19th or 20th century

1800-1971

1975/1.68

carved wood and metal

Africa (continent)

Full Record: x-1975-sl-1.69/1975_1.69FULL.JPG

Ritual Staff

Artist Unknown, African, Mali, Dogon

Probably 20th century

probably 20th century

1975/1.69

carved wood

Africa (continent)

Full Record: x-1978-sl-2.14/1978_2.14.JPG

Horned Mask

African, Nigeria, Ibo

20th century

1900-1978

1978/2.14

wood, monkey fur

Africa (continent)

Full Record: x-1978-sl-2.15/1978_2.15.JPG

Male Ibeji Figure

Artist Unknown, African, Nigeria, Yoruba

20th century

1900-1978

1978/2.15

carved wood and pigment

Africa (continent)

Full Record: x-1978-sl-2.16/1978_2.16.JPG

Pomdo Figure

Artist Unknown, African, Sierra Leone, Benin

20th century

1900-1978

1978/2.16

soapstone

Africa (continent)

Full Record: x-1981-sl-2.142/1981_2.142.JPG

Ancestral Shrine Figure (Female)

African, Nigeria, Ibo

20th century

circa 1940

1981/2.142

carved inoko wood and kaolin

Africa (continent)

Post

African, Nigeria, Nupe

20th century

circa 1940

1981/2.143

carved wood

Africa (continent)